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Coastal Management Dolphin Cove/ Bournda National Park. STAGE 5 GEOGRAPHY 5A3 Issues in Australian Environments Developed by Bournda EEC, based on a resource developed by Lorraine Chaffer. What is this topic about?.
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Coastal ManagementDolphin Cove/Bournda National Park STAGE 5 GEOGRAPHY 5A3 Issues in Australian Environments Developed by Bournda EEC, based on a resource developed by Lorraine Chaffer
What is this topic about? • Geography research action plan (RAP) focusing on Dolphin Cove(Tura Beach) and Bournda National Park on the South Coast of NSW • The topic covers the Stage 5 Geography Syllabus, Focus Area 5A3: Issues in Australian Environments, Management of Coastal Issues • The focus issue is management of a coastal environment.
Classroom Activities – Coastal Management, introduction to RAP, fieldwork outline, multimedia presentation Google Earth training Fieldwork at Dolphin Cove, Bournda National Park Prepare Multimedia RAP using Google Earth Follow up activities These activities will be happening soon!!
WHAT ARE THE ISSUES? How is each area managed? What management strategies can you find evidence of? MAKING CONNECTIONS –HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE COASTAL ENVIRONMENT
OUR VALUABLE ESTUARIES, COASTS and MARINE ENVIRONMENTS NEED PROTECTION. MOST OF OUR POPULATION LIVES IN THE COASTAL ZONE. LOOK FOR CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PARTS OF THE CATCHMENT and THE IMPACTS OF ACTIVITIES IN THE CATCHMENT ON ECOSYSTEMS, WATER QUALITY AND STAKEHOLDERS . WILL CLIMATE CHANGE HAVE AN IMPACT? Dolphin Cove 2006
COASTAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES AT DOLPHIN COVE/BOURNDA NATIONAL PARK What coastal management issues are relevant for the area you are going to visit.
Brainstorm-think!! Complete this brainstorming activity – what issues can you think of?
What do we understand about the issues? What stakeholders may be affected? What processes are involved? What happens when you change the land use? What management strategies are needed to protect the environment? What are the impacts?
Using Google EarthA GIS can be a useful tool for exploring these issues. Google Earth will be used to explore the study area before fieldwork and to develop a multimedia presentation of our RAP Google Earth view of Dolphin Cove showing catchment boundary and creeks
RAP and COMPULSORY FIELDWORK This task involves • Developing a research action plan. • Gathering primary data on coastal management issues in the field including notes, digital photographs, video. • Completing your fieldwork notebook and fieldwork tasks like using GPS and drawing vegetation profiles. Students working in the field aka fieldwork
Multimedia Presentation • Data collected during you fieldwork will be used to prepare a multimedia presentation using Google Earth.
Fieldwork – be prepared • Wear suitable clothing and footwear • Wear a hat • Bring a raincoat • Bring water • Insect repellent • Food • Sunscreen • Bring writing equipment, clipboard • Ask questions.